January 28, 2019

Glam pop!

January 28, 2019

Glam pop!

Olivia Hsu Decker knows more than a little bit about Parisian design. The owner of two French chateaus, Decker is also the listing agent for 1001 California St., Unit 3, a two-bedroom occupying a full floor in a Beaux-Arts building down the street from Grace Cathedral.

“The quality of the apartment is rare, it’s better than either of my chateaus,” Decker said of the residence remodeled by architect Andrew Skurman and interior designer Suzanne Tucker.

Put simply, it’s a touch of Versailles on Nob Hill. Nineteenth century French designs adorn the listing. Mirrored doors, a gold-domed ceiling, parquet flooring, an antique mantlepiece and hand-painted finishes represent only some of the elegant finishes found within the fully furnished residence available for $12.8 million.

Opulent, yet inviting, the condo embraces Parisian design throughout. The kitchen employs an exhaust hood shaped like the Eiffel Tower, while the library hosts a Louis XV black lacquered leather desk and a pair of Louis XVI bergeres.

“It’s so rare to have this level of detail and craftsmanship,” Decker said.

Even the powder room is resplendent. Hand-painted by Willem Racke, the room employs a tortoiseshell motif accented by gilded mirrors.

Both bedrooms offer ample closet space, and the guest suite includes a sitting room with bookcases and a television concealed by built-ins. The opulent owner’s suite is highlighted by a lavish marble bathroom with a two-person shower, antique-style mirrored cabinets and a spa tub.

Designed for serious chefs, the kitchen revolves around a granite island with an integrated cooktop and prep sink. High-end appliances outfit the space that includes crisper drawers, a warming oven and a wine refrigerator.

Lacquered walls adorn a circular dining room finished with antique sconces, candelabras and 18th century mirrors. The chandelier can be raised and lowered with the push of button, making it easy to light its 24 candles. There’s also a silver closet concealed behind the walls.

A mirrored wet bar and French marble fireplace lend romantic ambience to the living room, a generous space accented by a 12-panel antique Chinese Coromandel screen and curved floor-to-ceiling windows. French doors in the living room open to balconies with wrought-iron railings.

The building recently underwent a $10 million remodel and an elevator provides direct access to the unit.

Of course, location is paramount in real estate, and 1001 California Unit 3 delivers.

“It’s in the heart of San Francisco, you’re in the middle of everything,” Decker said.

See more at

Listing agent: Olivia Hsu

Decker, Golden Gate Sotheby’s

International Realty, 415-435-1600,


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